Troy Brown Jr. has been on fire lately
When the Los Angeles Lakers signed free agent forward Troy Brown Jr. last summer to a veteran’s minimum contract, many fans could barely stifle a yawn.
He wasn’t exactly a terrible player, but in his first four NBA seasons prior to coming to L.A., he had a career average of 6.4 points a game on 42.9 percent overall shooting and 33.7 percent from 3-point range.
Brown looked to be yet another mediocre, zero-impact free agent signing by the Lakers over the last two years, especially when he displayed plenty of inconsistent shooting and overall play over the first couple of months this season.
But lately, he has been shooting the lights out.
In his last 12 games, he has made an amazing 46.0 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc and 48.8 percent of his overall shot attempts. These days, fans are expecting him to connect on his 3-point attempts more likely than not, which is a major improvement over earlier this season.
In the Lakers’ impressive 113-105 win over the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Sunday, Brown went 4-of-7 from downtown, 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds while playing 41 minutes.
This type of play could help the Lakers reach the playoffs this spring if he keeps it up.
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